becomes in mock election

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in News | No Comments

The cut and thrust of the hustings, the buzz of the polling station, the drama of the count and the thrill of the close result … not the real General Election, but more importantly – the mock election! Over the weeks leading up to June 7th seven candidates vied for the votes of the whole school – speaking in assemblies, persuading voters, and plastering their colourful posters around the site.

On the eve of the General Election, a dedicated team of students helped turn the lecture theatre into a very lifelike polling station – voters queued up to register to vote, they received an official stamped ballot paper, entered a voting booth to vote in secret and then posted their ballot paper into the sealed ballot box before departing.

At the end of the day, over a thousand students and staff had voted. The final result saw the Independent candidate, Josh Slocombe, win the contest with 312 votes. Josh now has a permanent seat on the school council. Well done to all candidates and thanks to everyone who helped or voted!

The overall results were as follows:

Matthew CHAPMANConservative149
Dylan ELLISMonster Raving Loony137
Becky EVANS & Isabelle MILLSGreen76
Jasmine LESLIELiberal Democrats251
Josh SLOCOMBEIndependent Bee Movie312
Ashleigh SMITHMebyon Kernow59
Bradley YEOLabour174

There were 18 spoilt or unclear ballots, 3 blank, and 1 not officially stamped

Total Votes 1180

Electorate 1551

Turnout 76.08%

A Killeya & E Metters, Joint Returning Officers